An overview of EAU Congress history


Madrid, Spain

20-24 March 2015

Willy Gregoir Medal 2015

L. Boccon-Gibod
Paris (FR)

Crystal Matula Award 2015

M. Roupret
Paris (FR)

EAU Frans Debruyne Life Time Achievement Award 2015

H. Villavicencio
Barcelona (ES)

Innovators in Urology Award 2015 S. Horenblas, Amsterdam (NL)

Innovators in Urology Award 2015

S. Horenblas
Amsterdam (NL)

Prostate Cancer Research Award 2015 M. Spahn, Berne (CH)

Prostate Cancer Research Award Winner 2015

M. Spahn
Berne (CH)

30th Anniversary Congress

20-24 March 2015
Madrid, Spain

Facts & Figures

11,991 participants
4,260 abstracts submitted, 1,171 accepted abstracts
44 ESU courses organised

Chris Chapple succeeds Per Anders Abrahamsson as Secretary-General

EAU15 marked the formal transition from Per-Anders Abrahamsson to Christopher Chapple as new EAU Secretary General. Abrahamsson, who said it was his aim “to see the association better off when I leave,” expressed his optimism for future EAU successes even as he reiterated that the EAU’s core strategy will stay focused on Europe.

Introduction of EAU TV

EAU15 marked the launch of EAU TV, a daily programme which showed Scientific Programme highlights, interviews with key opinion leaders, thought leadership documentaries, and comments from congress participants.

Launch of EU Focus

EU Focus, the sister journal of European Urology, was launched during EAU15. EU Focus, published six times per year as an e-magazine, features thematic reviews, original reports, correspondence and introductory editorials on a wide range of topics in urology.

Personalised Medicine

A special roundtable meeting on personalised medicine acknowledged the growing trend of physicians who are moving away from standard diagnoses and therapies to those which specifically identify high-risk from low-risk diseases. Personalized medicine is expected to further take hold as patients demand for efficient therapy with less complications, on the one hand, and medicine develops gene-based diagnostics and sophisticated imaging techniques, on the other.